Rod Zullo was born in 1965 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. At the age of five, his grandmother, a painter, encouraged private art lessons with a well-known Bucks County Impressionist. An avid outdoorsman, Zullo has been exposed to art and nature throughout his life which refelcts in his sculpture. Traveling abroad has also introduced him to a variety of art styles, mediums and messages. By studying past and present masters, Rod explores sculpture as a metaphor of the present world. He strives to see beyond the literal and narrative, to create work that is contemplative, expressive, and yet conscious of traditional fundamentals. Zullo’s reputation has been cemented with credibility by winning multiple awards from the National Sculpture Society, and recently he has been elected as a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society (NY).
Zullo having studied Studio Arts at Montana State University 1991-94, served apprenticeships with Floyd Tennison Dewitt, FNSS of Bozeman, MT, and Kent Ullberg, NA, FNSS of Loveland, CO. He is both on the teaching faculty of The Scottsdale Artist School, and The Campbell Center For The Study of American Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley’s Island SC. Zullo was also instrumental in helping start the equine sculpture program at The Culver Academy, Culver Indiana. Rod teaches numerous workshops every year, and is in the permanent collections of The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, The Leanin’ Tree Museum, Boulder, Colorado, and Brookgreen Gardens Museum of American Sculpture, as well as in private collections around the world.